A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pt17204050. Event ids that are associated: pt17204050. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 00:18:04 / July 23, 2017 @ 12:18 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:18:04 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.6 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, depth 31.6 km, -64.798° West, 19.153° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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